Greatest Comedians of All Time

These comedians don't need to be the funniest necessarily (although they can be), but they should be voted up for also having groundbreaking or really intelligent ideas and/or great social,political or religious satire.

The Top Ten

1 George Carlin George Carlin

Well, obviously he's up here. He was the first comedian to make rants about things that he hated funny

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2 Louis C.K. Louis C.K. Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor.

Words the great ideas he has for jokes perfectly to make them as funny as possible. He is a "comic's comic" and he is just so down to earth and can talk about any subject. I don't agree with 100% of what he says but still is highly intelligent and just a true professional comic. Louie is a great show as well

He is awesome. no more to say

3 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2013

Robin williams is an awesome man.

4 Doug Stanhope Doug Stanhope Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author known for his cynical, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.

Just watch "word of mouth" if you haven't. Its a great starting point to see the brilliance of this guy's work. You just have to watch his stuff cause words can't describe his intelligence and comic ability and why he's the greatest comedian of all time. Keep it up Doug!

5 Bill Hicks Bill Hicks William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.

I always consider Hicks, Carlin and Stanhope to be the big three of intelligent, critical thinkers who should be president. Its too bad that Hick's career was cut short and he didn't survive long enough to see his predictions about the current world we live in be right.

6 Steve Martin Steve Martin V 1 Comment
7 Andy Kaufman Andy Kaufman
8 Chris Rock Chris Rock

This guy is so famous that I don't really have to describe why he is so good but I will anyway. His voice is one of the greatest voices ever, his ideas are just so true and his punchlines can just make an audience of thousands of people go psycho. This is because he builds up to his punchlines for so long that it creates the perfect amount of suspence and anticipation that would make anything he said funny.

9 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.
10 Bill Burr Bill Burr William Frederic "Bill" Burr is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy specials.

Just... Just watch his opinion of Yoko Ono and you will see why this guy is amazing haha

The Contenders

11 Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer and former singer and manager.
12 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.
13 Patrice O'Neal
14 John Cleese John Cleese
15 John Oliver
16 Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

This guy is here purely because he is so funny. Some people say "he's not funny, he's just an ass, " well I say to you people, how about you try becoming rich and famous for being an ass. Not so easy is it. I love his jokes but what is even funnier is offended people's reactions to his jokes. He has no boundaries and that's what makes him great. Tosh.0 is also a fantastic show. Keep it up Tosh!

17 Larry the Cable Guy Larry the Cable Guy Daniel Lawrence Whitney, known professionally by his stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, former radio personality and comedian.

That's funny right there, I don't care who ya are!

18 Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer, known for the catchphrase, I don't get no respect!, and his monologues on that theme.
19 Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld

The greatest while using the simplest material!

20 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...read more.
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